Prince Andrew has had all of his military titles and royal patronages taken away – and will no longer style himself “His Royal Highness”.
This comes after a judge decided he would have to face a civil trial on sex abuse allegations.
Virginia Giuffre claims Prince Andrew’s friend Jeffrey Epstein forced her to have sex with the royal on three occasions when she was 17.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “With The Queen’s approval and agreement, The Duke of York’s military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to The Queen.
“The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen.”
“His Royal Highness” has been dropped and all of the Duke of York’s roles will be redistributed to other members of the Royal Family and will not be returned to him, a royal source said.